2. Replace ‘Time-Outs’ with ‘Time-Ins’
Many parents use the traditional method of sending their child off to the corner when they misbehave to think about what they’ve done. The problem is, according to TIME magazine, is that many children view time-outs as rejection. It communicates you only want to be around them when they’re on their best behavior—and that’s just not realistic.
The article suggests trying a time-in, which is sitting with the child who is removed from the situation while talking to them about what happened. This shows you’re not rejecting them because they didn’t know any better not to draw a flower on the kitchen cabinet. With a time-out, the child may be in the dark about why they’re being punished.